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Cops: Woman and boyfriend charged after false report of fight

A Mayfair Road woman prompted a call to 911 about a non-existent fight early Thursday at the CVS pharmacy on Black Rock Turnpike in an effort to scare her boyfriend, police said.

Kimberly C. Anderson, 53, was charged with falsely reporting an incident in the second degree and interfering with an officer.

According to police, Anderson's son received a "frantic" phone call from her around 12:30 a.m., telling him that there was a fight at the store and to call police. The son's call prompted four officers to go to the store at 1986 Black Rock Turnpike, where they could find no evidence of any fight.

A short time later, the son called police again, asking them to do a welfare check on his mother, because he had not been able to get in touch with her since she called about the fight.

Officers went to Anderson's Mayfair Road home and found her boyfriend, Robert Kovatch, 49, sitting at the kitchen table, in violation of a protective order issued against him in the aftermath of an earlier incident. Kovatch had been arrested Nov. 25, charged with second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct.

Initially, Anderson said she saw two people fighting at CVS, but later admitted that she and Kovatch had been arguing. She said when he left her home to go to the store, she wanted him to see police officers when he got there to scare him.

Anderson was released on a promise to appear Dec. 23 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Kovatch was charged with violation of a protective order and held on a $25,000 bond. He was scheduled to have appeared at Bridgeport Superior Court later in the day.